31st Board Meeting of BISP Held – March 12, 2019

 

Government of Pakistan

Benazir Income Support Program

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Press Release.

Islamabad, March 12, 2019

31st BOARD MEETING OF BISP HELD

Islamabad: Chairperson BISP, Dr Sania Nishtar chaired 31st meeting of BISP Board at BISP Secretariat on March 8, 2019. It was 2nd Board meeting since she assumed office of Chairperson in October 2018. The meeting was attended by Qazi Azmat Isa (Board Member), Mr Zaffar A. Khan (Board Member), Mr. Atif Bajwa (Board Member), Ms. Tasneem Rahman, Special Secretary – Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC), Dr. Arshad Mahmood, Additional Finance Secretary – Finance Division, Mr. Shahid Ahmed Vakil, Deputy Secretary (ADB) – Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Mr. Mir Alam Khan, Director General – NADRA and Mr. Ali Raza Bhutta, Secretary BISP.

During the meeting, the Board deliberated upon various important agenda items, including approval of the budget, proposed service contracts with financial institutions, National Socio Economic Registry-NSER survey and related budgetary matters.

The Board approved BISP Employees Service Regulations to provide career path to the BISP employees and new pay packages. The Board emphasized that in order to develop an effective organizational culture the performance evaluation mechanisms should be improved to objectively measure the efficiency of the staff and to develop a new corporate culture of integrity, transparency and effective performance.

The Chairperson briefed the Board on the governance enhancing measures adopted in the Programme over the previous four months, including time bound and measurable action plans and Risk mitigation strategies. She assured of her commitment to improve operational working of the organization in a more transparent way with the active support of the Board and management.

The Chairperson informed the Board that the present government has as extensive social protection and poverty alleviation agenda and BISP is geared to play a leading role in its execution. In order to do this effectively, there is a need to develop BISP as a robust and efficient organization. She expressed the hope that the Board and employees of BISP will contribute to fulfill the expectations of the Government and the people of Pakistan from the Programme.